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Stem Cells(R) and International Stem Cell Symposium Present Annual Stem Cells(R) Young Investigator Award

Awardee to be named at 6th International Stem Cell Symposium Seoul, Korea -

June 20, 2008

DURHAM, N.C. and SEOUL, Korea, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- AlphaMed Press, publisher of the peer-reviewed journal STEM CELLS(R), announces that the annual STEM CELLS(R) Young Investigator Award, with co-sponsorship from the International Stem Cell Symposium, will be presented on June 20, 2008 in Seoul, Korea. The US$10,000 award will be presented to a young scientist who, as principal author, published a paper in STEM CELLS(R) during the past year that was judged to be most important by the Journal's editorial board jury. The awardee will also be invited to present a paper at the 6th International Stem Cell Symposium with support provided by the conference organizers.

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"Our senior editors are delighted to celebrate the scientific advances made by a young investigator whose research has advanced our understanding of stem cell biology, thus fostering the future of their clinical applications. We are doubly honored to make this award in partnership with the International Stem Cell Symposium," said Dr. Martin J. Murphy, executive editor of STEM CELLS(R). Dr. Murphy, will present a special keynote lecture at the Symposium, along with leading international stem cell scientists, including Drs. Darwin Prockop, John Huard, Tsvee Lapidot, Eric Lagasse and Arnold Caplan.

"The journal STEM CELLS(R) is the oldest and most respected journal devoted to stem cell research and regenerative medicine. The International Stem Cell Symposium, now in its sixth year, is pleased to partner with this world-class journal," said Professor Il-Hoan Oh, Director of The Catholic University of Korea's Cell & Gene Therapy Institute and chair of the Symposium's organizing committee.

About the International Stem Cell Symposium

The International Stem Cell Symposium has been organized annually by faculty of The Catholic University of Korea at which the most promising basic and clinical research dealing with stem cells and their therapeutic applications is critically discussed by cutting-edge Asia-Pacific researchers. The non-profit Symposium's mission is to foster "ethical stem cell research to help intractably ill patients." Attendees' registration fees are supported by the conference organizing committee. Information: .


STEM CELLS(R) (, the international journal of cell differentiation and proliferation, publishes original articles and concise reviews describing basic laboratory investigations of stem cells and the translation to patient care. The Journal covers all aspects of stem cells and regenerative medicine. Currently in its 26th year of publication, STEM CELLS(R) is the first journal devoted to this fast-paced field of research.

Its Impact Factor of 7.924 places it in the top 3% of all high-impact international journals.



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International Stem Cell Symposium:

Il-Hoan Oh, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, The Catholic University of Korea; Director, Cell & Gene Therapy Institute; 505 Banpodong, Seoul, Korea; Email:

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